Barberton Concentration Camp - Burghers and officers

Barberton Concentration Camp - Burghers and officers

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.

Barberton Concentration Camp - Inadequate sanitation caused problems. The zinc toilet block that nearly 2000 inmates had to use can be seen in the background to the left.

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Granny Vlok owner/manager at a local hotel Barberton Concentration Camp

Granny Vlok owner/manager at a local hotel Barberton Concentration Camp

The Barberton Concentration Camp By Ina Georgala I became interested in the Barberton Concentration Camp after reading the concentration camp diary of a distant relation, Mrs Anna Magrieta Elizabeth (Annie) Kruger (nee Erasmus) who was... http://en.calameo.com/read/0036373659542ef73ffdd

The Barberton Concentration Camp By Ina Georgala I became interested in the Barberton Concentration Camp after reading the concentration camp diary of a distant relation, Mrs Anna Magrieta Elizabeth (Annie) Kruger (nee Erasmus) who was... http://en.calameo.com/read/0036373659542ef73ffdd

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BARBERTON Kamp/Camp

Geni - Photos in Photos from Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BARBERTON Kamp/Camp

The camp hospital staff with Lt Col Robinson MCO, Hospital Matron Mrs E Meyer and the camp superintendent Berrymann Graumann sitting in front and the camp matron, Mrs Beukes, nurse Potgieter and chief commissariat Arthur Sheperd standing at the back. Barberton Concentration Camp

The camp hospital staff with Lt Col Robinson MCO, Hospital Matron Mrs E Meyer and the camp superintendent Berrymann Graumann sitting in front and the camp matron, Mrs Beukes, nurse Potgieter and chief commissariat Arthur Sheperd standing at the back. Barberton Concentration Camp


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US World War II Distinguished Flying Cross  My uncle, Clifford O. Boatman had one of these, but he never mentioned it...

US World War II Distinguished Flying Cross My uncle, Clifford O. Boatman had one of these, but he never mentioned it...

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge was instigated on  the 31 March 1942 to reward members of the German air force who were engaged in military operations in support of the army. If , prior to the instigation of this badge, an Army award badge such as the General Assault Badge, Infantry Assault Badge or Tank Assault Badge had been awarded, it was to be exchanged for this badge.

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The German Iron Cross IInd Class instituted in 1939.

The German Iron Cross IInd Class instituted in 1939.

American Civil War U.S. Army Medal of Honor, type 2; authorized in 1865. This specimen was awarded in 1898 to Captain Thorn of 116th USCT for action in the Civil War: at Dutch Gap Canal, VA in January of 1865, Thorn returned to and climbed up a waterfront retaining wall that had been mined for demolition, after the fuse was lit, to warn a picket guard who had not been recalled from the danger area, thereby saving his live at the risk to his own.

American Civil War U.S. Army Medal of Honor, type 2; authorized in 1865. This specimen was awarded in 1898 to Captain Thorn of 116th USCT for action in the Civil War: at Dutch Gap Canal, VA in January of 1865, Thorn returned to and climbed up a waterfront retaining wall that had been mined for demolition, after the fuse was lit, to warn a picket guard who had not been recalled from the danger area, thereby saving his live at the risk to his own.

The Close Combat Clasp (German: Nahkampfspange) is a military award instituted on 25 November 1942 for achievement in hand to hand fighting in close quarters.It came in 3 classes: Bronze, Silver and Gold.Highly coveted, the clasp was valued higher than the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.The award came only after extremely close scrutiny.The Gold for example was awarded to only 631 soldiers --out of an approximate total of 18 million.

The Close Combat Clasp (German: Nahkampfspange) is a military award instituted on 25 November 1942 for achievement in hand to hand fighting in close quarters.It came in 3 classes: Bronze, Silver and Gold.Highly coveted, the clasp was valued higher than the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.The award came only after extremely close scrutiny.The Gold for example was awarded to only 631 soldiers --out of an approximate total of 18 million.

Forgotten Military Medals Finally Returning Home - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/miltary-medals.html

Forgotten Military Medals Finally Returning Home - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/miltary-medals.html

In honor of my husband:  The Purple Heart Medal.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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In honor of my husband: The Purple Heart Medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military.

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Australia doing battle during Anglo-Boer war at Rensburg A Boer family with a few belongings they were allowed to save, watch as their home is burnt down by  the English. Behind the women one can see one of the English soldiers on a horse.

Australia doing battle during Anglo-Boer war at Rensburg A Boer family with a few belongings they were allowed to save, watch as their home is burnt down by the English. Behind the women one can see one of the English soldiers on a horse.

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